Walk Some Carlsbad Village Art This Thursday

by The Editors on May 25, 2016

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The Village of Carlsbad’s 4th Thursday Art Walk is this Thursday, May 26, 2016 beginning at 5 PM.

Throughout the Village, 20 different locations are waiting to welcome you with light refreshments and fantastic local and regional art ranging from photography, oil, sculpture, woodworking, and so much more!

For more info on what some of the participating businesses have planned, please follow the jump.

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NRG Gives Back To Carlsbad Community

by The Editors on May 24, 2016

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Employees from NRG’s Encina Power Plant took a break from delivering energy to customers, and instead contributed energy to the Carlsbad community through volunteer projects for the company’s annual Global Giving Day.

Crews were sent to two local nonprofits – the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad and La Posada de Guadalupe. At the Boys & Girls Club’s Village Clubhouse, NRG employees spruced up the landscaping, cleaned the gym floor, and washed the Club vans.

“It was absolutely wonderful having those smiling faces helping to make our Clubhouse a better place,” said Club Director Andy Purviance. “As a nonprofit, we rely on the generosity of volunteers to take care of the ‘extra’ touches, and we are thankful to the NRG volunteers who gave their time.”

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Golda’s Balcony In Preview This Weekend

by The Editors on May 23, 2016

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The longest-running one-woman show in Broadway history, Golda’s Balcony tells the incredible story of Golda Meir, Israel’s first female prime minister.  On the eve of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, in which Egypt and Syria mounted attacks on Israel, Meir reflects upon her life and relives key moments in her political and spiritual development. As she inches closer to nuclear war, Meir must confront the question that has echoed since she took office: what happens when ideology becomes power?

Previews for this New Village Arts presentation begin Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 8pm and continue Sunday, May 29 at 2pm, Thursday, June 2 at 8pm, Friday, June 3 at 8pm and Saturday, June 4 at 8pm. The production will host a soft opening on Sunday, June 5 at 2pm.

The New Village Arts Theatre is located at 2787 State Street, in the heart of the Village of Carlsbad, California. To buy tickets, please click the link.

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Velo Hangar SC Coming To Carlsbad

by The Editors on May 17, 2016

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Carlsbad is on track to get a new top-end bike service shop in the heart of the Village when Velo Hangar’s Gordon Yeager turns his dream into a reality.

What I’m planning to create is a social spot — a spot where I can sell my VH branded merchandise, but most importantly create a place for all of us to gather, hang out, socialize,” Yeager says. ” That’s why I’m planning to build Velo Hangar SC. It’s part social, part service, it’s all you. Think patio, coffee, chill. Luckily I’ll be sharing space with a top notch locally owned coffee roaster on the premise. My space will be my own though. Solar powered, Eco-friendly, simple. I need help with the construction. The FF&E’s, the cargo container itself..  I will be starting construction in August of 2016. The spot has been secured.

Yeager is inviting everyone to buy in on the rebirth of Velo Hanger with a GoFundMe Campaign. Southern California cyclists have missed Yeager since he and his former business partner closed their  popular Solana Beach location. And we’ve missed having a pro cycling mechanic in The Village since Carbon Connection closed last year. Now, with a little help from all of us, Velo Hangar can live again and right in the heart of Carlsbad. To help out, click the link.

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Ukulele Magic At Museum Of Making Music

by The Editors on May 11, 2016

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This Saturday, May 14, 2016 celebrated ukulele star Abe Lagrimas Jr., teams up with award-winning musician and composer Jeff Linsky for an evening of Ukulele Magic.

A native of Hawaii, Abe Lagrimas Jr. is a graduate of the Berklee College of music. He is recognized as a virtuoso drummer and is also highly proficient on the vibraphone and the ukulele. . . Acclaimed composer and multi-instrumentalist Jeff Linsky has been sharing his creative “pianistic” approach to the solo guitar with audiences around the world for over thirty years. Having lived much of his life in Hawaii, Jeff enjoys an equal passion and talent on the ukulele, which has led to his recent collaboration with Abe.

The show begins at 7 PM. Tickers are $15 for general seating. The Museum of Making Music is located at 5790 Armada Drive in Carlsbad, California. For more info, please click the link.

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TGIF Concerts In The Parks 2016 Lineup

by The Editors on May 9, 2016

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The City of Carlsbad’s TGIF Concerts in the Parks begin on June 24, 2016 at Stagecoach Community Park, located at 3420 Camino de los Coches. The outdoor concert series runs each Friday through Aug. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m., at community parks across the city.

For the complete 2016 lineup, please follow the jump.
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Carlsbad Unified Names New Superintendent

by The Editors on May 9, 2016

5524466768794448646.jpg_wnp1000The Carlsbad Unified School District (CUSD) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that it has appointed Dr. Benjamin Churchill to the position of Superintendent, concluding a rigorous and competitive selection process that attracted candidates from throughout the country.

Dr. Churchill is a highly respected educator currently serving as Chief Academic Officer for Community Unit School District 300 in Alonquin, Illinois. He is passionate about all aspects of teaching and learning and is especially interested in classroom technology integration, early learning and kindergarten readiness, workforce development, and career pathways for all students.

Dr. Churchill will be officially introduced to the community at the CUSD’s regularly scheduled board meeting on May 18, 2016. For the official word from the CUSD, please follow the jump.
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Carlsbad’s De-Fishing Soap Lands In Walmart

by The Editors on May 9, 2016

defishingCarlsbad’s popular De-Fishing Soap is going national this month with a push into 1,200 Walmart stores.

For the past decade, the liquid soap, available in 3 oz bottles and and 5ml travel packs, has been garnering a strong local following in specialty tackle shops and sporting goods stores throughout San Diego. Company owners and avid fishermen, David Leon and Nate Gaudioso, purchased the company in 2014. Self-described “serial entrepreneurs,” David and Nate were immediately taken with the product’s performance, and combined their love of fishing and watersports in their decision to purchase and market De-Fishing Soap.

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Bike To Work On Friday, May 20, 2016

by The Editors on May 7, 2016

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Friday, May 20, 2016 is Bike To Work Day and if you’re participating (and you should) then stop by one of the seven Carlsbad Bike To Work pits stops.

· The seawall at Frazee Beach at Carlsbad Boulevard and Pine Avenue
· The Zone 5 Park along Faraday Avenue
· 24 Hour Fitness, Palomar Airport Road at College Boulevard
· Velofix, Palomar Airport Road and Carlsbad Boulevard
· ViaSat, 6155 El Camino Real
· Swami’s Cycling Club, Carlsbad Boulevard southbound at Ponto Beach
· Lululemon Athletica, 1923 Calle Barcelona

The pit stops will be open from 6-9 AM and, if you’ve signed up online at www.icommutesd.com, you can pick up your free Bike To Work T-shirt and maybe a $5 gift certificate to the restaurants at The Island at Carlsbad. For the complete details, follow the jump.

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Artist Roger Chandler Donates Bocce Poster

by The Editors on May 7, 2016

Girl Throwing BocceNorth County Artist Roger Chandler has created the signature art for Vigilucci’s Beach Bocce World Championship XXXVI, which benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad.

Scheduled to be held on July 9, 2016 at Dog Beach in Del Mar, Vigilucci’s Beach Bocce World Championship is sold out in record time once again this year. Players and spectators will get a chance to bid on Roger’s painting, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad.

“Each year we select a different local artist to come up with a unique piece for the championship,” stated Co-Founder John Manson. “We were thrilled that Roger volunteered to donate his time and talent. Roger’s painting will be the centerpiece of the commemorative poster, t-shirt, and program journal given to each participant and will basically serve as the trademark for this year’s event!”

For the official word please follow the jump.
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